1 Corinthians 2:12
Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the
things that have been freely given to us by God.
You are probably familiar with the story of how
David, with a sling and a stone, slew Goliath, a
10-feet-tall Philistine warrior. But have you ever
wondered why David succeeded while the others
in the army of Israel did not even dare to face
David’s secret was that he was only conscious
of victory and not defeat, because he knew a
God who had rescued him time and again.
You can just imagine him saying, “One day, I was
taking care of my sheep when a lion came and
took one of them. I was not willing to settle for
that! I went after the lion, caught it by its beard
and smote it. The Lord delivered me from the
lion’s mouth. On another occasion, a bear came
and took one of my flock. I went after the bear
and smote it. So the Lord delivered me from the
bear too. This same God, who delivered me from
the paws of the lion and bear, will also deliver
me from this Philistine.” (1 Samuel 17:34–37)
David was conscious of what God had done for
him. He knew that God was for him, loved him,
favored him and would give him victory again.
My friend, you can also remind yourself that the
same God, who did tremendous things for you in
the past, will do the same for you again.
Be like David, who was conscious only of God’s
goodness and faithfulness. Don’t be like the
army of Israel. The men were conscious of the
negative words of Goliath. I believe that they
must have talked about his threats, repeating his
words to one another, and as a result, filled their
hearts with fear. (1 Samuel 17:11, 24)
Beloved, don’t feed on the negative words of
man or the devil. It will only cause you to be
anxious and fearful. Feed on God’s Word by
reading the Bible and listening to messages
about who you are in Christ and what He has
done for you. Pump yourself up with God’s Word
until you are full of the Spirit and consciousness
of God, so that you might know the things that
have been freely given to you by God!
Thought For The Day
The same God, who did tremendous things for you
in the past, will do the same for you again.